Khrustalyov, My Car! (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 147 minutes approx. Russian cinema is very much in a league of its own when it comes to the arcane and idiosyncratic but this is to be expected given it is a country whose history is one of great turmoil and political … Continue reading Khrustalyov, My Car!
Cold War (Zimna wojna) Poland (2018) Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski Shakespeare famously wrote “If music be the food of love, play on" (from Twelfth Night, just in case you ever wondered) but there are times where the lyrics and melody just don’t gel as they should, or maybe the band should stop playing altogether. In 1947, … Continue reading Cold War (Zimna wojna)
Bed And Sofa (Tretya meshchanskaya) Russia (1927) Dir. Abram Room They say “Two’s company and three’s a crowd” and this is has been never so true especially when the company being intruded on is a marriage. Of course, sometimes this happens voluntarily while one-half of the wedded partnership remains in the dark. But what if … Continue reading Bed And Sofa (Tretya meshchanskaya)
An Ordinary Execution (Une exécution ordinaire) France (2010) Dir. Marc Dugain The phrase “victim of one’s success” may seem like an oxymoron since success is usually regarded to being positive, but as history has shown us success brings as much opportunities for a downfall as it does the expectant rewards. An adaptation of his own … Continue reading An Ordinary Execution (Une exécution ordinaire)